Gartner Expert

Leigh McMullen

Distinguished VP Analyst

Leigh C. McMullen is a Distinguished Vice President, Analyst and Gartner Fellow in Gartner's CEO and Digital Business research team. Mr. McMullen leverages his experience as both a line-of-business manager and IT leader to provide CXOs with insight on navigating and making a difference within the C-suite.

Additionally, he provides clients with a holistic view of IT leadership research, specializing in research for CXOs, especially on the topics of politics, influence, culture, business engagement, internal selling and internal marketing and communications.

Previous experience

Mr. McMullen is an executive with a diverse background that enables him to engage clients in a variety of disciplines and to speak from experience regarding the challenges of both making a profit and supporting the business with IT. He has held a variety of business and IT roles, ranging from line-of-business/P&L manager to CTO.

Professional background


Practice Vice President

Capgemini Ernst & Young

Vice President

HomeBanc Mortgage

Senior Vice President, Chief Architect

Areas of coverage

Building and Expanding a Digital Business (retired)

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How CIOs can engage with the front office of the business

2How a CIO can navigate and build influence within the C-Suite

3Developing high-performing, impact players within IT

4Cultivating a culture of innovation within IT

5How to sell and market innovative ideas to other lines of business

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